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Why DRM Will Fail

DRM (digital rights management) is a hotly debated topic. The purpose of DRM is to secure digital music, games, movies; etc from piracy. However,...

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Real Reverse DRM Engineering

Real has released Harmony Technology. Harmony is the first software from one of the major online media companies that breaks one DRM and replaces it...

Is Copy Protection Constitutional? Part II

By making DRM inviolable under the DMCA, the government is complicit. "The obvious response to copy protection being unconstitutional is that the fourth amendment...

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Everyone is attempting to revive pop music and UmixIt Music Technologies has a way that might just help. The new product is very innovative...

Press Release: Microsoft Licenses Macrovision IP Copy Protection

Macrovision Corporation, the leader in digital media management and content protection, today announced that Microsoft Corp. has licensed and received certain rights to Macrovision's...

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EU Warns of DRM Privacy Threat

An influential European Union government advisory body has called for better protection of users' privacy, which it says is being eroded in the midst of efforts to crack down on piracy. While copyright holders have a...

Press Release: Microsoft Licenses Macrovision IP Copy Protection

Macrovision Corporation, the leader in digital media management and content protection, today announced that Microsoft Corp. has licensed and received certain rights to Macrovision's intellectual property (IP), which includes patents and copyrights, regarding managing...

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Press Release: Microsoft Licenses Macrovision IP Copy Protection

Macrovision Corporation, the leader in digital media management and content protection, today announced that Microsoft Corp. has licensed and received certain rights to Macrovision’s intellectual property (IP), which includes patents and copyrights, regarding managing and preventing unauthorized copies on analog video interfaces. Covered Macrovision technologies include Macrovision’s original analog copy protection (ACP), new enhanced capabilities for ACP aimed at new uses such as video-on-demand and pay-per-view (ACPe), and other rights signaling technologies (CGMS-A, the US over-the-air “Broadcast flag” and others). “Microsoft values Macrovision’s leadership on media copy management and analog rights signaling technologies, and has taken the licenses necessary to ensure a seamless experience for consumers, and an effective platform for software developers in regards to managing and consuming video content,” said Brad Brunell, General Manager of IP Licensing at Microsoft. “This licensing agreement reaffirms Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to respect and value intellectual property because licensing leads to innovation and investment.” This agreement opens the door for PC, set-top box, and other device manufacturers employing Microsoft software to license new Macrovision ACP capabilities, with confidence that the Microsoft operating system software will be compatible with all the possible uses of the world’s leading analog copy protection and rights signaling technologies. This also levels the playing field for PCs, set top boxes and other consumer electronic devices receiving high value pay-per-view and video-on-demand content. “Macrovision and Microsoft have a similar vision of the networked home where consumers have freedom to choose when and where they are entertained, as copyrights are used consistently as agreed by consumers and the rights owners,” said Steve Weinstein, vice president and general manager, Entertainment Technologies Group, Macrovision Corporation. “With this agreement, the networked home moves one step closer to realizing that vision.”

DRM

Everyone is attempting to revive pop music and UmixIt Music Technologies has a way that might just help. The new product is very innovative but I think it may prove to be too controversial for the music industry. Utilizing Cakewalk, Windows Media Series 9 and MSFT DRM the new product recognizes a mixed-mode UmixIt-enabled CD that contains the standard 2 channel songs and up to 6 individual instrament tracks.

Is Copy Protection Constitutional? Part II

By making DRM inviolable under the DMCA, the government is complicit. “The obvious response to copy protection being unconstitutional is that the fourth amendment applies to the government, not private companies. However things aren’t so simple when it comes to this issue. Under the DMCA the government agrees to assist companies with whatever copy protection schemes they come up with. As you’ve written about many times, this allows companies to create rules on what can and can’t be done with their copyrighted works, and the government will enforce this as if it were law. Since companies are effectively writing their own laws based on power granted from congress, that power is limited by the Constitution.”

Real Reverse DRM Engineering

Real has released Harmony Technology. Harmony is the first software from one of the major online media companies that breaks one DRM and replaces it with another DRM. Harmony is capable of converting songs protected the Helix DRM system into tracks guarded by FairPlay or Microsoft’s Windows Media DRM mechanism.

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